Gynecologic Problems Common

womens-health2Gynecological histories of 36 women with CFS were compared to 48 nonfatigued controls. Women with CFS had more gynecological conditions, including non-menstrual pelvic pain, endometriosis and amenorrhea. CFS patients had a higher mean number of pregnancies. Seventy-six percent of the women with CFS reported hysterectomy compared to 55 percent of the healthy women. Fifty-six percent of the women with CFS had one or both ovaries removed, while only 34 percent of healthy controls had this surgery. The CDC authors concluded that more research is needed to clarify the chronological and pathophysiologic relationships between these conditions and CFS. (Journal of Women’s Health, Jan. 2011)

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